Virginia Rumors & News

  • Iowa State lands Virginia transfer Marial Shayok

    Des Moines Register "Iowa State got its guy. Virginia transfer Marial Shayok has accepted basketball coach Steve Prohm’s scholarship offer, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. The 6-foot-5 combo player averaged 8.9 points and 2.4 rebounds last season. He started 14 of the Cavaliers’ 34 games. He scored 23 points..." April 20

  • Former Rutgers G Nigel Johnson transferring to Virginia "The lasting image Rutgers fans will have of Nigel Johnson was the Big Ten Tournament last month, when the fourth-year junior tallied consecutive 21-point efforts. Now, the former Scarlet Knights guard will be hoping to reach the next level of the postseason. Johnson will have a good chance..." April 09

  • Virginia guard Marial Shayok transferring from program

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Following a disappointing end to a once-promising season, Virginia guard Marial Shayok and forward Jarred Reuter will transfer to another school, head coach Tony Bennett announced Wednesday. "Marial and Jarred informed me today that they are leaving the Virginia basketball program and are..." March 23

  • Florida puts clamps on Virginia

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- Justin Leon and Devin Robinson hit big shot after big shot to help Florida find cracks in the top scoring defense in the country. The Gators then turned on their own stifling defense to earn a trip to the Sweet 16. Playing maybe its most complete game of the season,..." March 19

  • Virginia recovers to slay upset-minded UNC Wilmington

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- Early in the second half of Thursday's game, Virginia guard Marial Shayok took a few moments to get up off the floor and gather himself after withstanding a hard hit to draw a charging foul. Shayok was calm on both ends to help fifth-seeded Virginia regroup after a slow..." March 16

  • No. 22 Notre Dame knocks off No. 21 Virginia in ACC

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Something had to give for Mike Brey's Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Thursday night when they faced off against Virginia in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. On one hand, Brey's team had yet to beat the Tony Bennett-led Cavaliers since joining the ACC..." March 10

  • Virginia knocks off Pitt in ACC tourney

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Just over a month ago, during a rare four-game losing streak for Virginia, it seemed as though they couldn't drop in a 3-point shot even if it was handed to them. In an embarrassing loss to North Carolina, the Cavaliers shot just 2-20 from deep and were grasping for answers...." March 09

  • No. 23 Virginia routs Pitt

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- After Virginia's 12-point loss to Pittsburgh in January when the Cavaliers surrendered 88 points, head coach Tony Bennett said his team "got lost defensively" as they struggled to contain the Panthers' hot shooting. While the Cavaliers were lost on defense that night,..." March 04

  • No. 23 Virginia's defense shuts down No. 5 UNC

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- When North Carolina scored just 45 points in a 12-point loss at No. 2 Syracuse three years ago, many thought it was one of the worst offensive performances in school history, and definitely in the Roy Williams era. On Monday night, the Tar Heels fell victim again on..." February 27

  • No. 18 Virginia halts four-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- For a team that had struggled on offense, a bunch of 3-point baskets became an ideal tonic for No. 18 Virginia on Saturday afternoon. The Cavaliers found the cure for a four-game losing streak with outside shooting that helped provide a 70-55 victory over North Carolina..." February 25

  • Miami takes down No. 18 Virginia

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Knowing the challenge Miami would face against the nation's top defensive team, coach Jim Larranaga prefaced to his team before Monday night's matchup with Virginia that the first team to score 50 points would win the game. Larranaga was right. Miami overcame..." February 20

  • Jackson, No. 10 North Carolina dominate No. 14 Virginia

    The Sports Xchange "CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina appeared to steal some of Virginia's game plan, turning an expected showdown into a romp Saturday night. It's often Virginia that stumps opponents with defense, but this time it was the Tar Heels. Justin Jackson scored 20 points and No. 10 North..." February 18

  • No. 12 Duke defeats No. 14 Virginia to extend winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Up just four points with less than three minutes to play with the Virginia crowd pleading for a stop, the shot clock was ticking away as Duke guard Jayson Tatum handled the ball at the top of the arc. With no time to spare, the freshman flicked a nearly effortless 20-footer..." February 16

  • Virginia Tech upsets No. 12 Virginia in double OT

    The Sports Xchange "Virginia Tech guard Seth Allen made a driving shot in the lane with three seconds left in double overtime to give the Hokies a 80-78 upset victory over No. 12 Virginia in an Atlantic Coast Conference game on Sunday night in Blacksburg, Va. Virginia's London Perrantes shot a 3-pointer from..." February 12

  • No. 12 Virginia rides late surge past No. 4 Louisville

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- After Louisville lost by eight at home earlier this season to Virginia, head coach Rick Pitino described the Cavaliers as the Cardinals' "kryptonite' in the postgame press conference. And for good reason. Since joining the ACC back in 2014, Louisville had beaten..." February 06

  • Syracuse rallies to knock off No. 9 Virginia

    The Sports Xchange "SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Apparently, no lead against the Syracuse Orange is safe enough for the Virginia Cavaliers. Syracuse erased a 12-point halftime deficit by outscoring the Cavaliers 44-28 in the second half on Saturday as the Orange downed ninth-ranked Virginia 66-62 in an Atlantic Coast..." February 04

  • No. 9 Virginia demolishes Virginia Tech

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- In a somewhat lopsided rivalry over the past decade, Virginia Tech managed to play in-state rival Virginia close in many contests despite coming out on the losing end the majority of the time. That was not the case in the team's first of two matchups of the season on..." February 01

  • No. 1 Villanova beats No. 12 Virginia on tip-in at buzzer

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Donte DiVincenzo saw his tip-in go through the basket and heard the sellout crowd going wild. But he was unsure if his shot landed in time. Following a brief replay review from the officiating crew, the shot was indeed deemed good and the Villanova players erupted in..." January 29

  • Perrantes powers No. 12 Virginia past Notre Dame

    The Sports Xchange "SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- This was supposed to be the season that No. 14 Notre Dame finally had an Atlantic Coast Conference answer for No. 12 Virginia. The Cavaliers had other ideas -- again. Battling through an illness, London Perrantes scored 22 points and made every big shot at every..." January 24

  • Shayok lifts No. 16 Virginia to fourth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- When Virginia dropped to 1-2 in the ACC after a road overtime loss to Pittsburgh earlier this month, the mood was a bit somber, especially given the Cavaliers' upcoming schedule. Over three weeks later, optimism crept back into the picture as No. 16 Virginia ran its..." January 21

  • No. 16 Virginia shuts down Boston College

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Even though his No. 16 Cavaliers were No. 1 in the nation defensively coming in, Virginia coach Tony Bennett wanted to see improvement in his team's defense at Boston College on Wednesday night. He got it. "I thought we were better defensively -- still have room for..." January 18

  • No. 19 Virginia extends dominance of Clemson

    The Sports Xchange "CLEMSON, S.C. -- If someone had informed Clemson Coach Brad Brownell that his team would score 73 points and force Virginia into 16 turnovers Saturday afternoon, he would have presumed his team would emerge victorious. He would've been wrong. Senior guard London Perrantes scored 25..." January 14

  • Virginia bounces back, bumps off Wake Forest

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- After Virginia's loss to Pittsburgh on Wednesday, its second straight defeat, head coach Tony Bennett made it known to senior guard London Perrantes that his role was different this season. Bennett preached that Perrantes needed to take his team under his wing and lead them..." January 08

  • Pitt hits 13 3-pointers, upends No. 11 Virginia

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh knocked down a season-high 13 3-pointers, going 3 of 3 in overtime, in an 88-76 upset win of No. 11 Virginia on Wednesday night. With Virginia trailing by three in the waning seconds of regulation, senior guard London Perrantes knocked down a 25-foot 3-pointer to..." January 05

  • Florida State beats Virginia on Bacon's three-pointer

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- When Kyle Guy knocked down a wide-open corner 3-pointer to put Virginia up by one point with 10 seconds to play, Florida State's Dwayne Bacon knew he made a big mistake on the defensive end. What ensued allowed Bacon to redeem himself in a huge way for the..." December 31

  • No. 12 Virginia keeps No. 6 Louisville in check

    The Sports Xchange "By Brandon Lloyd, The Sports Xchange Since Louisville joined the ACC in 2014, their games against Virginia haven't gone as planned. Despite a home win over the Cavaliers two seasons ago, the Cardinals entered Wednesday night's conference opener with just that lone win over the Cavaliers in..." December 28

  • No, 12 Virignia squeaks past Cal

    The Sports Xchange "BERKELEY, Calif. -- It certainly wasn't pretty, but 12th-ranked Virginia felt pretty good about its 56-52 victory over California on Wednesday that ended the Bears' 27-game home winning streak. Two teams that rely on their defense slugged it out at Haas Pavilion, with Virginia (10-1)..." December 22

  • No. 13 Virginia coasts past Robert Morris

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- No. 13 Virginia put four players in double figures in its return from an 11-day exam hiatus to knock off Robert Morris 79-39 on Saturday at John Paul Jones Arena. Guard Devon Hall scored 11 of his career-high 13 points in the first half to lead the way for the..." December 17

  • No. 14 Virginia bounces back, routs East Carolina

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- After dropping their first home game in nearly two years on Saturday, No. 14 Virginia rebounded with a 76-53 thrashing of East Carolina on Tuesday night at John Paul Jones Arena. Virginia (8-1) led for all but four minutes of the game as it shot 56.6 percent for the..." December 06

  • West Virginia snaps No. 6 Virginia's home win streak

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Recently, fans who flock to John Paul Jones Arena expect nothing less than a dominating victory from their Virginia basketball team. In fact, the Cavaliers' previous home loss came in January 2015 at the hands of Duke. Saturday was a much different story...." December 03

  • No. 6 Virginia rallies past Ohio State 63-61

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- When Virginia guard Marial Shayok missed two potential game-sealing free throws late in the game, the junior knew he needed to make a play on the defensive end. One play later, Ohio State had the chance to win the game with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer as JaQuan Lyle..." December 01

  • No. 7 Virginia captures Emerald Coast Classic title

    The Sports Xchange "NICEVILLE, Fla. -- In Tony Bennett's early seasons at Virginia, Cavaliers fans became frustrated with the team's inability to win a regular-season tournament. Since then, much has changed. Seventh-ranked Virginia captured its fourth consecutive regular-season tournament title with a..." November 26